Fox posts offer document for Sky deal

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2018

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O) on Tuesday posted an offer document and form of acceptance for its 14 pounds a share offer to buy UK’s Sky (SKYB.L) on Tuesday.

Fox now intends to implement Sky’s acquisition by way of a takeover offer rather than a scheme of arrangement, as described in the Companies Act 2006, with the deal conditional on 75 percent or more Sky shareholders accepting the offer.

The deadline to set out a revised offer document is Sept. 22, Fox added.

Fox’s current offer still lags Comcast Corp’s (CMCSA.O) 14.75 pounds a share bid, leaving the world’s biggest entertainment group in the lead of the long-winded takeover battle for the British pay-TV group.

In a separate announcement, Sky acknowledged Fox’s offer document and said its independent committee would respond to the offer within 14 days.



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